How to Install Graphics Tool in Windows 11

How to Install Graphics Tool in Windows 11

DirectX Graphics Tools is not installed by default in Windows 11. But, it can be added via operating system Optional features. Today, we bring to you a helpful guide that will teach you how to install or uninstall Graphics Tool in Windows 11, as need be. A few noteworthy features of this tool include:

  • It is essential for performing graphics diagnostics and other related functions.
  • It can also be used to create Direct3D debug devices.
  • Moreover, it can be used to develop DirectX games & applications.
  • In addition to 3D-related functions, this technology also allows you to track real-time GPU consumption and when & which apps or games employ Direct3D technology. 

How to Install Graphics Tool in Windows 11

How to Install In-built DirectX Graphics Tool in Windows 11

Follow the given steps to install Graphics Tool on Windows 11 PC:

1. Click on the Search icon and type Settings, then click on Open, as shown.

Start menu search results for Settings. How to Install Graphics Tool in Windows 11

2. Click on Apps in the left pane.

3. Then, click on Optional features, as depicted below.

Apps section in the Settings app

4. Next, click on View features.

Optional Features section in the Settings app. How to Install Graphics Tool in Windows 11

5. Type graphics tools in the search bar provided in the Add an optional feature window.

6. Check the box marked Graphics Tools and click on Next, as illustrated below.

Add optional feature dialog box

7. Now, click on the Install button.

Add optional feature dialog box. How to Install Graphics Tool in Windows 11

8. Let the Graphics Tools be Installed. You can see the progress under Recent actions section.

Recent actions

Also Read: How to Install XPS Viewer in Windows 11

How to Use DirectX Graphics Tools on Windows 11

Microsoft hosts a dedicated page on DirectX Programming. Here are the steps to use Windows 11 Graphics Diagnostic Tools:

1. Press Windows + R keys simultaneously to open Run dialog box.

2. Type dxdiag and click on OK to launch DirectX Diagnostic Tool window.

Run dialog box. How to use Windows 11 Graphics Tool

3. You may notice a green progress bar at the bottom left corner, shown highlighted. This means that the diagnostic process is active. Wait for the process to be completed.

DirectX Diagnostic tool

4. When the diagnosis is complete, the green progress bar will disappear. Click on Save All Information… button as depicted below.

DirectX Diagnostic tool. use Windows 11 Graphics Tool

Also Read: How to Use PowerToys on Windows 11

How to Uninstall DirectX Graphics Tools

To uninstall Windows 11 Graphics Tools, follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Launch Settings as shown.

2. Go to Apps > Optional Features, as depicted.

Optional Features option in Apps section of Settings app

3. Scroll down the list of Installed features or search for Graphics Tools in the search bar provided to locate it.

4. Click the downward-pointing arrow in the Graphics Tools tile and click on Uninstall, as shown.

Uninstall Windows 11 Graphics Tools

5. Once the uninstallation process is finished, you will see Uninstalled tag under Recent actions section.

Recent Actions. How to Install Graphics Tool in Windows 11

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

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